23 October 2020 Council News

The Olga Potts Play Area at Ogle Drive

Work on Ogle Drive play area was completed on 22 October.  This is the latest play area to be refurbished in the Town Council’s programme to bring all play areas that we are responsible for up to standard.

At Ogle Drive two pieces of exercise equipment were added alongside the play area.  A Spinning Bicycle and Elliptical Trainer were bought at the request of Isabella Ward Councillors John and Olga Potts who used their Councillors’ Small Schemes Funding from 2018/19 and 2019/20. 

The play area was officially opened by the Mayor, Cllr Warren Taylor, the Chair of Environment Committee, Cllr Margaret Richardson and Cllr John Potts.  The play area was renamed ‘The Olga Potts Play Area at Ogle Drive’ in memory of Cllr Olga Potts who, very sadly, passed away in August.

Click here to view the photographs of the new play area (Opens in a new window).

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    22 October 2020 Council News

    Additional Play Area Equipment Installed

    The Environment Committee approved the installation of a specific piece of equipment for disabled access at 4 play area sites listed below:

    - North Farm 

    - Newsham Farm 

    - Mulberry Close 

    - Burns Avenue 

    Click here to view all 4 play areas completed photographs (opens in a new window)

    Work commenced on 15/10/20 and has today been completed in time for the half-term holidays.

    We hope these new additions will bring lots of future fun and enjoyment for all children!

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    19 October 2020 Council News

    Blyth's Regeneration Plans - Have Your Say

    Northumberland County Council want you to have your say on developing plans for #Blyth’s future.

    A new survey is encouraging people to have their say on developing plans for Blyth. The council is encouraging everyone who lives, works, visits or runs a business in the town to give feedback on the area’s future as part of the first step in agreeing a new Town Deal which could secure up to £25m investment. 

    The survey, which closes on Sunday, November 1, is part of a new dedicated area on the council’s website about Blyth’s growth and regeneration: Click here to view the Energising Blyth website provided by Northumberland County Council (Opens in a new window)  


    On the new web pages people will be able to; 

    - Give initial views on Blyth’s future ahead of the Blyth Town Deal submission in January 2021 

    - Look at feedback from consultations held in September 2019 and February 2020 

    - Find out what the council and its partners have done in response to public views 

    - See details of the projects submitted to the Future High Street Fund over the summer 


    - Learn more about and give their views on the Northern Gateway scheme which will be delivered in and around Bowes Street next year  

    The first step towards agreeing a Town Deal is the creation of the Blyth Regeneration Framework on which the council are now seeking views. It’s asking local people and businesses to have their say and give their own ideas to ensure Blyth’s future is shaped and supported by the people who live and work here. 

    The public consultation will close on the first of November. Due to coronavirus restrictions, this will be an online-only consultation. 


    Blyth Town Plans  Blyth Regeneration Plans  Blyth Town Regeneration Plans  Blyth Town Regeneration Plans


    Everyone with an interest in the town can see their new web pages and survey by clicking the link below.


    Click here to visit Northumberland County Council’s website to read more about regeneration plans (Opens in a new window)

    Click here to access the survey (Opens in a new window)

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    08 October 2020 Council News

    Ogle Drive Play Area Refurbishment - Progress Update

    Ogle Drive Play Area was the latest refurbishment project agreed by the Environment Committee. The Play Area is due to see a major improvement with a whole new layout and wheelchair friendly equipment.

    Despite delays due to COVID-19, the play area is now taking shape and we hope we have created an exciting new area for children to play and enjoy.

    Look out for updates in the coming weeks on the official opening and final photographs.

    Click here to view the progress pictures in our gallery (opens in a new window).

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